Village Name: Hughes 

(Part of the I AM Radio Network) 


Status: Installed 04/23/07 


Location Description: Hughes is located on a 500-foot bluff on the east bank of the Koyukuk River, about 115 air miles northeast of Galena and 210 air miles northwest of Fairbanks. The community lies at approximately 66.048890° North Latitude and -154.255560° (West) Longitude. The area encompasses 3.1 sq. miles of land and 0.0 sq. miles of water. 


Climate: The area experiences a cold, continental climate with extreme temperature differences. The average high temperature during July is 70; the average low during January is well below zero. Extended periods of -40 are common. The highest temperature ever recorded was 90; the lowest, -68. Average precipitation is 13 inches, with 30 inches of snowfall. The Koyukuk River is ice-free from June through October. 






Winter Trails: -Koyukuk River 

Runway: -State owned 3,400' long by 100' wide 

Barge: - Unreliable 


Closest Major River: Koyukuk River


Demographics: A federally-recognized tribe is located in the community -- the Hughes Village (a.k.a. Hut'odleekkaakk'et Tribe). The population of the community consists of 79.5% Alaska Native or part Native. Hughes is a Koyukon Athabascan village. Traditional ways of life persist -- potlatches and dog races attract visitors from surrounding river villages. The sale of alcohol is banned in the village; importation or possession are allowed. During the 2000 U.S. Census, total housing units numbered 39, and vacant housing units numbered 13. U.S. Census data for Year 2000 showed 18 residents as employed. The unemployment rate at that time was 14.29 percent, although 64 percent of all adults were not in the work force. The median household income was $24,375, per capita income was $10,194, and 28 percent of residents were living below the poverty level. 


Power Source: Hughes Power & Light 


Local Government Offices: City of Hughes, P.O. Box 45010, 99745, 889-2206 

Hughes Village Council, P.O. Box 45029, 99745, 889-2239 

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Village Website: None 


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